How would you change the world? £1,000 Graham-Roger prize

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The University has launched the Graham-Roger academic prize for students at secondary schools and FE colleges across Kent and Medway. It will also provide current University of Kent students with the opportunity to win £1000.

The theme for the inaugural Graham-Roger Prize is based on President John F. Kennedy’s famous 1961 address in which he said, ‘Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.’ Kennedy’s address inspired American people and the world to see the importance of civic action and challenged them to contribute to the public good.

University of Kent students are being asked to say how they would change the world. Submissions can take the form of an essay, article, poem, speech or video.

Prizes will be awarded in the following categories as judged by the University’s awarding committee. Each category will also have a runner-up prize of a £100 gift voucher.

  • Year 10 – Tablet (equivalent to £300)
  • Year 11 – Tablet (equivalent to £300)
  • Year 12/13 and FE students – £1000
  • University of Kent students –  £1000

The deadline for submissions is 10 April and the winners will be announced at an event in May 2022.

The Graham-Roger Prize for International Citizenship is generously supported by the Marchesi-Reggiori Fund and is dedicated to the memory of two men, one from the USA and one from the UK, both of whom survived Japanese prisoner-of-war camps during WWII.

More details on the Prize and how to enter can be found on the University’s Graham-Roger Prize webpage.

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